Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 978 (To Give A Quiet Holler)


We hollered across the plain-

With the prospect, of local information, to gain.

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We waited, for word, by pony express-

From loved ones, to a specific address.

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Snail mail eventually took its place-

Back then, it was considered letters delivered in haste.

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And, then came the telephone-

With one person navigating, letting your personal

business, to the whole town be readily known.

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The party line was certainly a go-getter-

Sharing a line, with just a few folks was a trend setter.

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To remember the days, when we got a call-

And, had to stand, in the corner, and talk on the phone,

that was attached to the wall.

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Pay phones helped to ease the load-

When we traveled elsewhere, on the road.

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Cordless became the rule-

To talk out in the yard, became the normal cool.

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The cell took its place in line-

Conversation everywhere is what we could find.

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And, now when we holler at that special friend-

Instant messaging or a text is what we send.

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Simple words, across the screen-

No vocals involved, just the message seen.

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We hollered across the plain-

With the prospect, of local information, to gain.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Elizabeth
    Feb 12, 2022 @ 02:23:58

    Reblogged this on Three by M.E./Rhymes of the Times.

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